Dementia Friends Training

Dementia Friends

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2017 Pork Supper Fall Fundraiser

Fall Fund

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NEW! Lunch & Learn in Wells

L&L

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Good Lunch, Great Topic

Thank you to Jason & Linda from the Thrivent office in Blue Earth for the great topic this month on financial planning for end of life. They raised some good points, one of which really resonated with me: Many of us have to to deal with a close friend or family member passing, that is stressful enough without adding the burden of trying to figure out what that loved one wanted or how to access their accounts and properties to do what they wanted. Being prepared and making sure those that will care for your interest after you have passed are in the know will help relieve a lot of the stress.

Make to to talk to your financial adviser, lawyer, accountant, etc and make sure everything is in order!

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NEW! Caregiving 101

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2nd Annual Senior Picnic

It may have been a bit rainy for the Senior Center’s 2nd Annual Senior Picnic but that didn’t stop people from bringing dishes to pass and enjoying and afternoon out with friends and neighbors.

Big thanks to Linda and the Senior Center for hosting the event, it sure was fun!

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Share Your Garden Produce

 

You can bring happiness to a senior by donating your extra garden produce to our “Zucchini Adoption Program.” ┬áLet us know if you have something to share. ┬áLet your bounty be a blessing to your senior neighbors!

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Senior Safety & Security

What a great turn out at our lunch and learn last Thursday, we reach maximum capacity! Luckily we didn’t have to turn anyone away, but a word of warning: make sure to register early! We learned a lot from the Fairbault County Sheriff’s officers that came. Scams are everywhere and they are happening to everyone, some of the good takeaways were:

  • If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is
  • If they want you to keep it a secret from family/police it’s probably a scam
  • If they are rushing you to make a decision right there on the phone it’s probably a scam
  • You should never have to send in money in order to receive a winning

For those that missed it, keep your eye and ears open we may do an encore presentation!

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2017 Faribault County Supporter

Minnesota Valley Action Council’s 51st Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner

Interfaith was nominated by Kim Naumann for the Faribault County Supporter.

“Interfaith Caregiver staff, Dan, Merry, Mary Kay, and Cassandra have all done an outstanding job at assisting MVAC to encourage the senior population to apply for Energy Assistance. They also provide many other valuable services for our seniors in the community by arranging rides, home visits, installing alert link, delivering food, just to name a few, plus they provide learning opportunities for the caregivers. They are always willing to go above and beyond when it comes for caring for our seniors. We would like to thank them for being such a valuable resource for our community!”

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Mary Kay & Dan accepting the certificate

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July Lunch & Learn

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